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Difficulty V
Length 7.2 Miles
Flow Range 500 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 32 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 06/04/2010 8:33 pm

River Description

Difficulty in this section is generally considered to be slightly less than the upstream Purdon's to 49 section and very similar to the standard Cherry Creek section of the Tuolumne.


Other Information Sources:

SF Yuba Trip report on  2009 trip report.

Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions


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If no graph is visible above go to Graph or view the CDEC home page for flows at Jones Bar.


South Yuba River Basin Schematic.pdf shows all the gauges, diversions, dams and powerhouses in the SF Yuba and some adjacent basins.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

Date Flow Result Factor  
2019-03-31 Medium Fatality Other Read More
2010-07-10 n/a Fatality Other Read More



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Yuba/ Bear Whitewater Flow Study (CA)

Dave Steindorf

The Bear River will see flows this weekend as part of the relicensing flow studies for the Yuba/ Bear River Project.  Come out and boat the release, fill out an online survey and let us know what you think of the run.

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Ask Your Senators to Modernize Our Nation’s Hardrock Mining Policy

Ben Van Camp

Help Preserve Whitewater & Paddling Throughout the Deserts and Mountains of the West. Reforming the 1872 Mining Law will, finally, give recreation values a voice on how our federal public lands are managed



Matt Muir


Paul Martzen


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1197773 06/04/10 Paul Martzen minor updates